Tag Archives: National Park

Zambia Part IV – From South Luangwa to Mutinondo

A lot of the roads we travelled on in Zambia had been traversable only with a 4×4. The road from Livingstone to Lake Kariba was under construction, so most of it was two-spoor sandy roads and the drive took forever. It was also slow going from Lake Kariba to New Kalala and Kafue National Park. After that, we had a few passable tarred roads for a day or two and then it was back to driving off-road. Continue reading

Zambia Part III – South Luangwa National Park

South Luangwa National Park

Experts have dubbed South Luangwa to be one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, and not without reason. The concentration of animals around the Luangwa River, and its oxbow lagoons, is among the most intense in Africa. Continue reading

Zambia Part II – Lake Kariba and Kafue National Park

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After a bit of grocery shopping in Livingstone, we started our trip to Lake Kariba. We were recommended to go to Kariba Bush Club, but they were under renovation and said that Lakeview Lodge, a neighbour, would be able to accommodate us. Continue reading

Namibia Part VIII – Caprivi Strip

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Ngepi is not very far from Drotsky’s (only 57 km), and the border crossing was completely painless. If anyone would ask me where to stay in the Caprivi, I would say Ngepi Lodge  ̶  without any hesitation. Continue reading

South Africa Again – Kruger Park

Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. It covers an area of 19 485 square kilometres (7 523 sq mi) in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga in north-eastern South Africa, and extends 360 kilometres (220 mi) from north to south and 65 kilometres (40 mi) from east to west. Continue reading

Botswana Part II – Moremi Game Reserve and back to South Africa

 

Okavango Delta and Moremi

History

In his Travels and Researches in South Africa, David Livingstone recounts what he was told by the local people near Lake Ngami in 1849 about the origin of a river there:

While ascending in this way the beautifully-wooded river, we came to a large stream flowing into it. Continue reading

Botswana Part I – Khama Rhino Sanctuary

Note: For the next few blogs, there won’t be any photos, as my laptop screen met with an unidentified flying object. Unidentified as in I couldn’t find the stone again to throw it back at Hugo. Continue reading

Namibia Part VII – Etosha

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Etosha National Park is a national park in northwestern Namibia. The park was proclaimed a game reserve on March 22, 1907 in Ordinance 88 by the Governor of German South West Africa, Dr. Friedrich von Lindequist. Continue reading

Namibia Part V – Swakopmund and Walvisbaai

Namibia Part V – Swakopmund, Walvis Bay

Walvis Bay and Swakopmund are home to massive sand dunes, and so this is Namibia’s home to adventure: sandboarding and quadbiking. Both are biggish towns and we could stock up and do repairs (we had been having a hard time with our water taps) here. Swakopmund is one of the most beautiful towns I’ve ever been too. It was the fourth time I was in the town, and Hugo also visited it a few times on audits just after we had been married. Continue reading

Namibia Part IV – Namib-Naukluft Park

Namibia Part IV – Sossusvlei, Sesriem, Swakopmund and Walvisbaai

After spending Monday morning at Kolmanskop, we went to the location of the Diaz Cross near Lüderitz in the afternoon. The wind was so fierce and cold that Sophia and I opted to stay in the car. When Hugo and Gustav opened the car doors to get out, we almost lost one of them. The doors that is, not many a wind will blow The Boss away! Continue reading